Four Idols went to the stage…

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The ‘Idol 5ve’ quickly became an ‘Idol 4’ as Honey was sadly voted off on Friday. But would they be an ‘Ideal 4’?

With the very easy task of the theme ‘Billboard Top 100 Hits’, all contestants on the night decided to take risks. Did it work?

Let’s start with Joe Blue who opened and closed the show on the night. He was a risk-taker even before the others caught on so no surprises that he tackled two songs by two distinct female artistes. ‘Set fire to the rain’ by Adele and ‘Rehab’ by Amy Winehouse.

‘Rehab’ brought the house down and deservedly so as Joe acted, danced and sang his you-know-what off. Charly Boy was well pleased.


The other guy in the top four for some reason tackled both R Kelly and Usher. With R Kelly, I think if he had kept to the idea of the song, “When a woman loves”, he would have killed it. He chose to vary it though and possibly over-sang. With Usher’s “O M G”, nice try and I loved that he went the extra mile with his dancing as well but his voice (as some judges pointed out) was just too big for the song. Hence we never truly got into it.

The ladies all looked good on Sunday night. From the contestants to the elegant Yinka Davies. She had on a simple dress but all she needed was that hair on her head. I’ve never seen a simple afro fit someone since the Black Panther/Bell Bottoms era.

The contestants didn’t look half bad themselves with Najite finally showing off some curves in tight leather pants for her second song, Rihanna’s “Umbrella”. Sadly, the day she finally brought the looks was the day the judges felt she dropped the book. Timi Dakolo (most honest guest judge so far) didn’t like the performance. Her first, Alicia Keys’ “No One” wasn’t half bad. After all is said and done, we all know Najite can ‘sang’.

Mercy! Mercy! Mercy! Taking on Beyonce, someone please have MERCY! She sang “Halo” and decided to change the delivery. It didn’t work as well as it could have but overall, her first song was the best.  She then came back with Amerie’s “One Thing” and might have left us all underwhelmed if not for that little hip shake she did at the end. No, Mercy’s hips don’t lie.

Honestly, this wasn’t their collective best night out. What do you think it was- Fear or Ego?

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